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BioBlitz

Academy of Science – St. Louis BioBlitz
Shaw Nature Reserve
September 22-23, 2017

Here’s your chance to learn about everything from butterflies to birds, crickets to katydids! 

Join a team!  Expeditions leave from base camp on Friday, September 22nd and Saturday, September 23rd, 2017.

Teams of public volunteers led by biologists, naturalists and environmental specialists will be your guides on your trek into different habitats.  Teams will list as many species as they can find.

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Everyone is welcome to join in this Citizen Science project.

No experience necessary!

Families with nature lovers, budding scientists and experienced naturalists of all ages are invited to the study of the biodiversity at Shaw Nature Reserve!

 

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Applications will be accepted for teachers who are interested in bringing students to BioBlitz activities.

Friday, September 22, 2017.

Free and open to 5th – 12th grade classes.

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“This was an amazing opportunity; these hands-on activities inspired a level of student engagement that I have never experienced before.”
–6th grade teacher

Explore!

Families Welcome!

Families Welcome!

The Academy of Science – St. Louis BioBlitz is an exploration and inventory of the biodiversity of urban parks.  At the end of the day, participants have a new appreciation of St. Louis urban parks and their own backyard!

Discover!

Nematocampa resistaria Photo Credit: Robert Marquis, Ph.D.

Nematocampa resistaria
Photo Credit: Robert Marquis, Ph.D.

From the Academy of Science – St. Louis BioBlitz at Emmeneger Park, “…the Nematocampa resistaria, the so-called horned span worm.  I have seen it just once previously on Missoui oaks, my primary focus.  As you can see from the photo, it is quite distinctive, with four dorsal filaments, that can extend out and then be drawn in, depending on how much you pester it.  We have looked at literally 10’s of thousands of caterpillars since 1993, and this is the first that we have seen since then.”
-Robert Marquis, Ph.D.

Led by the Academy of Science – St. Louis, partners include:

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BioBlitz questions – contact Peggy James Nacke
314-533-8291 or peggyn@academyofsciencestl.org

Generous funding for BioBlitz is provided in part by:

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